Zimbabwe Woman To Get A Solar-Powered House And $1,000 Monthly Allowance After She Walked Long Distance To Donate Relief Materials To Cyclone Idai Flooding Victims

Zimbabwe Woman To Get A Solar-Powered House And $1,000 Monthly Allowance After She Walked Long Distance To Donate Relief Materials To Cyclone Idai Flooding Victims

An elderly Zimbabwean woman will be rewarded with a solar-powered house and $1,000 monthly allowance after she walked a long distance to donate relief materials to Cyclone Idai flooding victims. Zimbabwe’s richest man, Strive Masiyiwa promised to build the woman a house and place her on an attractive monthly allowance for her kindness.   The poor woman walked […]

Now Cholera Hits Mozambique After Cyclone Idaa

Now Cholera Hits Mozambique After Cyclone Idaa

A week after the flooded Mozambican port of Beira was hit by Cyclone Idai, cases of cholera have been recorded, a humanitarian aid group said on Friday. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned of the risk of other outbreaks, already noting an increase in malaria. The storm has so […]

Algerias Protest ‘Biggest In Memory’

Algerias Protest ‘Biggest In Memory’

Thousands have gathered in Algeria’s capital to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika despite him dropping his bid for a fifth term. The BBC’s Mohamed Arezki Himeur in Algiers says it is the biggest protest in memory, with people of all ages packing out the capital’s boulevards. Police have fired tear gas at […]

Algerian President Says He will Not Run Again After Weeks of Protests

Algerian President Says He will Not Run Again After Weeks of Protests

The Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has withdrawn his bid for a fifth term in office after mass protests against his rule and postponed elections scheduled for April to allow for consultation on reforms “for a new generation”. Bouteflika made the surprise announcement on Monday in a letter to the Algerian people released by his office. […]

Tunisia Minister Resigns Over 11 Baby Deaths Of

Tunisia Minister Resigns Over 11 Baby Deaths Of

Whilst in Zambia some Ministers can sarcastically mock and politicize the death of students, Miners with impunity without resigning, in a normal society like Tunisia, Tunisian Health Minister Abderraouf Cherif has resigned following the deaths of 11 newborn babies at a hospital in the capital, Tunis. Tunisia’s health ministry said evidence suggested they had all […]

DR Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi and Joseph Kabila Agree to Form Coalition Govt

DR Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi and Joseph Kabila Agree to Form Coalition Govt

DR Congo’s recently elected president, Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila on Wednesday said they had decided to form a coalition government following talks. Despite Tshisekedi’s election — the first peaceful transition of power since the Democratic Republic of Congo gained independence from Belgium in 1960 — the 55-year-old has found himself effectively having […]

DR Congo Political Prisoners to Be Freed

DR Congo Political Prisoners to Be Freed

The new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, says he wants to free all political prisoners within the next 10 days. In a speech he said he would ask the justice minister to release all those held in jail for their political views. Mr Tshisekedi assumed office in January, taking over from […]

Rwanda Launches First Satelite, Set To Provide Free Internet In Schools

Rwanda Launches First Satelite, Set To Provide Free Internet In Schools

Rwanda in partnership with Japan & other partners, launched its first satelite that will provide free internet to schools in remote areas. Billionare Richard Branson of Virgin Group, top managers of Soft Bank of Japan, Airbus leaders, and other several dignitaries, including French ministers were in presence to witness the launch of OneWeb’s initial satellites. […]

Botswana Govt Denies Offering $600m Lon to Zimbabwe

Botswana Govt Denies Offering $600m Lon to Zimbabwe

Botswana’s government has denied reports that it will provide a $600m credit facility to debt-ridden Zimbabwe, dealing a new blow to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s efforts to jump-start its ailing economy. Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade marked by high inflation, which peaked above 50% in January, and acute shortages of foreign […]

Nigeria Poll Abandoned In Last Minute Drama

Nigeria Poll Abandoned In Last Minute Drama

Nigeria has delayed its presidential and parliamentary elections for a week, in a dramatic night-time move. The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) made the announcement just five hours before the polls were due to open on Saturday. “Proceeding with the election as scheduled is no longer feasible,” commission chairman Mahmood Yakubu said, citing logistical issues. […]